Issues with adding extra drive to my dell 3000.

Discussion in 'Dell' started by htmark98, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. htmark98

    htmark98 Guest

    Hi i'm having a few issues with the installation of my new HDD. I have
    installed a new 160gb samsung drive with a brand new 2 way ide cable
    and added the power cable.

    The main drive is set to master and the 2nd drive is set to slave. It
    loaded fine and formated the HDD straight away. So got around adding my
    music collection to this drive from my C drive. But when i go into
    either media player or winamp the songs skip alot and are very poor.
    This did not happen on the C drive.

    So went into the device manager and selected the settings for the
    drive.

    Main Drive Ultra DMA 5
    Slave drive Ultra DMA 2

    I have tried setting them both as cable select but still no joy. Anyone
    know what is going wrong here and what i can do to fix it please.

    Thanks for your time.
     
    htmark98, Aug 7, 2006
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  2. htmark98

    WSZsr Guest

    Enable the second drive in your BIOS. BTW, both drives should be cabled for
    Cable Select. The drive at the end of the cable will be the master.


    "htmark98" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi i'm having a few issues with the installation of my new HDD. I have
    > installed a new 160gb samsung drive with a brand new 2 way ide cable
    > and added the power cable.
    >
    > The main drive is set to master and the 2nd drive is set to slave. It
    > loaded fine and formated the HDD straight away. So got around adding my
    > music collection to this drive from my C drive. But when i go into
    > either media player or winamp the songs skip alot and are very poor.
    > This did not happen on the C drive.
    >
    > So went into the device manager and selected the settings for the
    > drive.
    >
    > Main Drive Ultra DMA 5
    > Slave drive Ultra DMA 2
    >
    > I have tried setting them both as cable select but still no joy. Anyone
    > know what is going wrong here and what i can do to fix it please.
    >
    > Thanks for your time.
    >
     
    WSZsr, Aug 7, 2006
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  3. htmark98

    Tom Scales Guest

    He's right. The problem is the drive is still OFF in the BIOS. Needs to be
    AUTO. In OFF, it works, but in UDMA 2 (PIO) mode.

    He's also right about Cable Select.


    "WSZsr" <> wrote in message
    news:K2HBg.7888$...
    > Enable the second drive in your BIOS. BTW, both drives should be cabled
    > for Cable Select. The drive at the end of the cable will be the master.
    >
    >
    > "htmark98" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi i'm having a few issues with the installation of my new HDD. I have
    >> installed a new 160gb samsung drive with a brand new 2 way ide cable
    >> and added the power cable.
    >>
    >> The main drive is set to master and the 2nd drive is set to slave. It
    >> loaded fine and formated the HDD straight away. So got around adding my
    >> music collection to this drive from my C drive. But when i go into
    >> either media player or winamp the songs skip alot and are very poor.
    >> This did not happen on the C drive.
    >>
    >> So went into the device manager and selected the settings for the
    >> drive.
    >>
    >> Main Drive Ultra DMA 5
    >> Slave drive Ultra DMA 2
    >>
    >> I have tried setting them both as cable select but still no joy. Anyone
    >> know what is going wrong here and what i can do to fix it please.
    >>
    >> Thanks for your time.
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Tom Scales, Aug 7, 2006
    #3
  4. htmark98

    BigJim Guest

    I had an issue with two newer drives, I could not get the second drive to
    work.
    I had the main drive set to master and secondary to slave. What I discovered
    was
    the main drive had two master settings. One for a stand alone and one for
    master with a slave.
    As soon as I changed the jumpers to master with slave all was fine. Also
    like the other posters have suggested check your bios and make sure the
    drive is being recognized.
    "htmark98" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi i'm having a few issues with the installation of my new HDD. I have
    > installed a new 160gb samsung drive with a brand new 2 way ide cable
    > and added the power cable.
    >
    > The main drive is set to master and the 2nd drive is set to slave. It
    > loaded fine and formated the HDD straight away. So got around adding my
    > music collection to this drive from my C drive. But when i go into
    > either media player or winamp the songs skip alot and are very poor.
    > This did not happen on the C drive.
    >
    > So went into the device manager and selected the settings for the
    > drive.
    >
    > Main Drive Ultra DMA 5
    > Slave drive Ultra DMA 2
    >
    > I have tried setting them both as cable select but still no joy. Anyone
    > know what is going wrong here and what i can do to fix it please.
    >
    > Thanks for your time.
    >
     
    BigJim, Aug 8, 2006
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  5. htmark98

    Tom Scales Guest

    But that's still wrong. All drives should be set to Cable Select in a Dell.
    The drive on the end of the cable becomes the master and on the middle of
    the cable becomes the slave.

    What you did works, if it is on the right position in the cable, but is
    technically incorrect.
    "BigJim" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I had an issue with two newer drives, I could not get the second drive to
    >work.
    > I had the main drive set to master and secondary to slave. What I
    > discovered was
    > the main drive had two master settings. One for a stand alone and one for
    > master with a slave.
    > As soon as I changed the jumpers to master with slave all was fine. Also
    > like the other posters have suggested check your bios and make sure the
    > drive is being recognized.
    > "htmark98" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi i'm having a few issues with the installation of my new HDD. I have
    >> installed a new 160gb samsung drive with a brand new 2 way ide cable
    >> and added the power cable.
    >>
    >> The main drive is set to master and the 2nd drive is set to slave. It
    >> loaded fine and formated the HDD straight away. So got around adding my
    >> music collection to this drive from my C drive. But when i go into
    >> either media player or winamp the songs skip alot and are very poor.
    >> This did not happen on the C drive.
    >>
    >> So went into the device manager and selected the settings for the
    >> drive.
    >>
    >> Main Drive Ultra DMA 5
    >> Slave drive Ultra DMA 2
    >>
    >> I have tried setting them both as cable select but still no joy. Anyone
    >> know what is going wrong here and what i can do to fix it please.
    >>
    >> Thanks for your time.
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Tom Scales, Aug 8, 2006
    #5
  6. htmark98

    Ben Myers Guest

    Agreed... Ben Myers

    On Tue, 08 Aug 2006 18:27:09 GMT, "Tom Scales" <> wrote:

    >But that's still wrong. All drives should be set to Cable Select in a Dell.
    >The drive on the end of the cable becomes the master and on the middle of
    >the cable becomes the slave.
    >
    >What you did works, if it is on the right position in the cable, but is
    >technically incorrect.
    >"BigJim" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>I had an issue with two newer drives, I could not get the second drive to
    >>work.
    >> I had the main drive set to master and secondary to slave. What I
    >> discovered was
    >> the main drive had two master settings. One for a stand alone and one for
    >> master with a slave.
    >> As soon as I changed the jumpers to master with slave all was fine. Also
    >> like the other posters have suggested check your bios and make sure the
    >> drive is being recognized.
    >> "htmark98" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Hi i'm having a few issues with the installation of my new HDD. I have
    >>> installed a new 160gb samsung drive with a brand new 2 way ide cable
    >>> and added the power cable.
    >>>
    >>> The main drive is set to master and the 2nd drive is set to slave. It
    >>> loaded fine and formated the HDD straight away. So got around adding my
    >>> music collection to this drive from my C drive. But when i go into
    >>> either media player or winamp the songs skip alot and are very poor.
    >>> This did not happen on the C drive.
    >>>
    >>> So went into the device manager and selected the settings for the
    >>> drive.
    >>>
    >>> Main Drive Ultra DMA 5
    >>> Slave drive Ultra DMA 2
    >>>
    >>> I have tried setting them both as cable select but still no joy. Anyone
    >>> know what is going wrong here and what i can do to fix it please.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for your time.
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Ben Myers, Aug 8, 2006
    #6
  7. htmark98

    S.Lewis Guest

    "Ben Myers" <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Agreed... Ben Myers
    >



    Word up on the jumpers.


    (g)
     
    S.Lewis, Aug 8, 2006
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